Infertility

Trying to find the positive

July 27, 2011

It’s been a rough week.  I am doing better though.  I have good and bad moments, almost at the drop of a hat.

However, I’m trying to find the positive right now.

So, goodbye and good riddance to:


All of the awful meds and injections


The ridiculously scary needles (and the bruises and residual pain that go with them)


Getting my dining room table back, instead of it being a pop-up clinic


Having to be here every other day

And, I’m happy to welcome the following back to my life


Mojitos and other libations


Coffee (I wasn’t even drinking decaf before)


Hiking (and other basic physical activity, like walking, shopping…)

Ok, that was pretty lame.  I’d switch all of this back around to change things, but I can’t.  So, I’m trying here…


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  • Gawd, those PIO needles. It was actually quite a fun game to show them to all my non-infertile friends and freak them out.

    And there is nothing better than a cold mojito in the summer.

  • Ew, I recognized that generic Lovenox right away. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a bonfire with all those medical supplies? We can throw in the stupid ultrasound machine as well 🙂 It’s good that you took the time to find the silver lining today! Thinking of you!

  • After each of my losses, I made my husband take me out for tapas so that I could have sangria and goat cheese. Those would definitely be on my positive list. I’ve been thinking of you. Hope the next weeks get easier.

  • Jess

    It’s a mixed bag, isn’t it?

    Damn, that mojito looks refreshing.

    Oh, you are a better IF patient than me. I’d always allow myself caffiene between cycles. And alcohol too. Though not as much as now.

    Enjoy this return to being normal! I hope you can figure out your trip.

  • Good riddance to all the meds and restrictions! I know it’s tough to find the positive, but I admire you for this!

  • Enjoy the mojitos and the caffeine! Whenever I get a BFN, I always head straight for the wine, a pedicure with a good, deep foot massage and some fresh sushi…ah, the things that comfort.

    Hugs!

  • Good for you for looking for the postive in all this. Funny how food is such a big part of it. And really glad for you that injections and fert. doctors are over.

  • I don’t think this is lame at all…and I know you’d switch things back in a second if you could…but I think it’s great you are trying to find the positive.
    Hugs to you…

  • Hello,
    I just ran across your blog, and really appreciate your photos in this post. I had a few miscarriages and fleeting pregnancies and 10 years of infertility. The losses took their toll, it’s a hard road, and I understand the effort it takes to find joy. The night of the first miscarriage was also our wedding anniversary. My husband, unbeknonwst to me, invited my 10 close girlfriends over. One by one they showed up at my door, with flowers, food, wine, and most of all, more love than I could possibly hold. Today, I love my husband more than ever; and am happy. Thinking of you.

  • Aprill

    Don’t forget Advil!

  • Oh man…all that sounds good! Oh…ouch,..oooh….ahhhh!! that needle brings me back! That was not frickin fun!!! The crazy things we do to have a baby! I hope you find some joy right now. You so deserve it!